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of environment-related goods. welcome to nhk world "newsline." members of the asia-pacific economic cooperation forum are making it easier to buy and sell technology that generates renewable energy. foreign and trade ministers from 21 economies are meeting in vladivostok in russia's far east. they've agreed to reduce tariffs on a host of environment-related products. nhk world has the latest from vladivostok and in an in-depth look at how russia is expanding its footprint in the asia-pacific region. >> reporter: they've released a communique after the second day of talks. they have agreed to reduce tariffs on 54 environment-related products, not only solar panels but wind-powered technology and machines that convert waste into energy. the discussions on this topic took more time than expected. china's delegates initially opposed the agreement over fears the import of solar panels from abroad could hinder their domestic industry. ministers also agreed to combat trade protectionism. they say low economic growth means it's even more urgent to keep markets open. russian leaders trying to use the ap
>>> aiming for asia. russian leaders open the apec summit in vladivostok as they folks their economic strategy on the east. welcome to nhk "newsline." russian officials have waited more than a decade to host their first apec economic summit. they've spent billions preparing for the event. delegates from 21 economies are seeing those preparations firsthand. they've gathered in vladivostok to talk about ways to promote closer economic ties and greater investment in the region. "newsline" will be covering the apec summit over the next five days. we'll also be taking a closer look at russia's asia-pacific strategy. nhk world's kaori nagao spoke to us earlier from vladivostok. >> reporter: hello, gene. the meeting happening here on russky island. what you see behind me is the bridge that spans the eastern bosphorous strait and connects here and also central vladivostok. apec foreign and trade ministers have started talks on wednesday. they discussed how to stabilize the food supply in the face of a global surge in grain prices. they agree to refrain from export controls and
of asia. the currencies of developing nations will rise against the yen if they continue to grow their economies. >> polls suggest the liberal democrats have more support than the ruling dpj, but a new group under osaka mayor toru hashimoto is gaining public support. some voters are considering nippon ishin no kai as a third option. >>> political analysts have been looking at different scenarios and combing through polling data. shery ahn spoke earlier with nhk world's senior political commentator masayo nakajima, who has been keeping an eye on developments for us. >> how is yoshihiko noda expected to fare? >> well, the prime minister is expected to fend off his competition and stay in power. the other contenders do not have high profile. but his days as prime minister could be numbered. many voters didn't support his plan to double the consumption tax. others didn't agree with his decision to restart two nuclear reactors this summer. his approval rating has fallen to 30%. he has passed a package of financial and tax reforms. in exchange, he promised to call a general election, b
other green products. the leaders of countries in the asia-pacific economic cooperation forum will meet over the weekend in vladivostok, russia. they are expected to approve initiatives toward integrating the region's economies. they'll focus on liberalizing trade and investment. the leaders are expected to agree not to restrict food exports. extreme weather has affected crops worldwide, and that's driving up prices. they'll promote agricultural investments in an effort to improve productivity. the leaders are expected to examine regional supply chains, too. the earthquake and tsunami last year in northern japan and flooding in thailand disrupted production in a number of industries. apec leaders are expected to include all of these efforts in a joint declaration at the end of their meetings on sunday. >>> japanese prime minister yoshihiko noda will meet with russian president vladimir putin on the sidelines of this summit. noda and putin are expected to discuss ecomic coeration. and noda plans to raise the issue of russian-held islands claimed by japan. noda is also expected to promote
sumit to show their focus is now aimed at asia. one thing they can offer the region is substantial reserves of crude oil and natural gas. developing those reserves is helping russia develop its far east. nhk world's yusuke kitamura reports. >> reporter: the crude oil terminal was built three years ago on the outskirts of vladivostok. more than ten large oil tankers come through the port each month. last year, over 15 million tons of crude oil were exported from here to ten countries in the asia-pacific region, including japan, the united states and singapore. there are large oil deposits. most of the crude exported from the terminal originates in this area. during the soviet era, the oil fields of western siberia were the center of russia's oil production. however, after nearly 40 years of productivity, they will soon be depleted. to take their place, production has been stepped up in eastern siberia. one of the oil fields now being developed by russian oil company s is the size of switzerland. it was first discovered during the soviet era. at that time, there was no way to transpo
there are similarities all of southeast asia. we performed in bali with a group. it's a story from the [inaudible] and so the indian epiics actually the indian epiics for very common in cambodia and bali and thailand and there is a different aesthetic. all southeast asia and asia there are a lot of similarities. >> he is a male entity. he is not -- are you referring to the story? >> it's interesting you should say that. a unique indian concept is one of half male, half female. and that is -- unlike some dances the solo dancer portrays all of the parts in the story. you can portray a feminine aspect and then masculine aspect with the bow and arrow. the male has to portray feminine and the female has to portray masculine. there is a very fierce dance and a soft sort of dance and every dancer has to learn all those aspects. it's very, you know, my teacher i call him a guru in this art form you have to study very, very hard. you have to learn about all the cultural aspects. he says it's liberating because he enjoys and has to learn to bring up the feminine aspect. he's a strong character it's a challenge f
moment in burma's history and we are committed to continuing this work. the asia society and our partners in this effort stand ready to help. thank you. jim? [applause] it is my pleasure to introduce someone who needs no introduction -- secretary clinton. [applause] >> it is wonderful to be back here for this extraordinary, auspicious occasion. i want to congratulate jim marshall on becoming president. we certainly want to work with you. i also want to thank the asia society. and all who represent the commitment started in 1950's and it has very much stood the test of time. we very much look forward to working with you as well. the purpose for this gathering is quite an exciting one, because we have here an opportunity for someone who has represented the struggle for freedom and democracy, for human rights and opportunity, not only in her own country, but is seen as such around the world. it is wonderful to see her back in washington as a free and forceful leader that is opening up to the world in ways that would have been difficult to imagine even recently. those flickers of progress tha
not to harm bilateral ties and escalate tensions in east asia. >>> prime minister yoshihiko noda is fending off contenders for the ruling democratic party's top job. the dpj is holding its leadership election this month, and noda is facing a challenge from three other candidates. the prime minister is running for a second term as dpj leader. party members elected him a year ago. they'll consider three other candidates this time around. they are former agriculture minister hirotaka akamatsu, former internal affairs minister kazuhiro haraguchi, and another former agriculture minister, michihiko kano. all candidates have submitted lists of 20 or more lawmakers who endorse them. >> translator: i have to rebuild the democratic party and continue to revitalize japan. i can't leave things unfinished, so i decided to throw my hat in the ring. >> akamatsu, haraguchi and kano all criticize how noda has ruled the dpj including his decision to raise the consumption task. 336 democrats in the diet will vote on september 21st. democrats who are expected to run in national elections, local assembly member
" visited the republic of kazakhstan in central asia. kazakhstan is one of the 15 countries formed by the breakup of the soviet union and it is the most successful of them all. on december 16, cause extend celebrates -- kazakhstan celebrates its 25th anniversary of independence. is the ninth largest country in the world and its oil and mineral wealth have contributed to its rapid growth. internationally, kazakhstan is a world leader in the goal of eradicating nuclear weapons on earth. is a beautiful country of snowcapped mountains, a vast steppe regions and desserts, and historic cities. with a population of 16.5 million people, tajikistan is home to more than 105 different ethnic groups -- tajikistan is home to more than 105 different ethnic groups, resulting in a large variety of cultures. we will look at the people and the sites of kazakhstan. we will also look at its importance in the region and its relationship with the united states. "this is america" visits cassocks dan. >> "this is america" is made possible by the national education association, the nation's largest advocat
disputes with china without intimidation or the use of force. clinton is on a tour of southeast asia and china ahead of the asia-pacific economic corporation forum this week in russia. she met with indonesian foreign minister in jakarta. clinton says it's in the u.s. national interest to keep peace in the south china sea. >> we encourage asean and china to make meaningful progress towards finalizing a comprehensive code of conduct in order to establish rules of the road and clear procedures for peacefully addressing disagreements. >> asean members met in july, but disagreements over cambodia, vietnam and philippines unsettled the talks. members couldn't agree on a joint statement. >>> japan/china relations are strained over territorial claims to the senkaku island in the east china sea. but a troop of chinese dancer is setting aside fraction to mark the diplomatic ties. they visited northeastern japan to perform a popular chinese dance. the troop is from the sister city. members danced in front of about 1,000 spectators. the blallet depicts a love stor in caves, a world heritage sooi
asia encompasses three subregions: japan; north and south korea; and china, mongolia and taiwan. the late 1900s saw the reemergence of east asia as a world political, economic and cultural force. nearly 1.3 billion people reside in the region's largest country, china. the province of guangdong is on china's southern coast. this area has sustained extraordinary growth in recent decades, thriving as a base of manufacture for a global economy. advancements in communication and transportation facilitate globalization. containerized shipping is a cost-effective means of transporting a variety of goods. guangdong's relative location to hong kong's ports and financial infrastructure is key to determining its position at the epicenter of chinese economic development. through guangdong, we see the forces of globalization at work in the pearl river delta and beyond. many observers argue the costs and benefits, but few dispute that globalization is the most profound reorganization of the world since the industrial revolution. the driving force of globalization is economic, and at the core
are competing to use the new media to attract swing voters. >>> leaders from across the asia pacific region say they see putting up more walls between them. they are expected to agree to refrain from further protectionism until the end of 2015. their ministers have agreed to cut tariffs on solar panels and 53 other green products. the leaders of countries in the asia-pacific economic cooperation forum will meet over the weekend in vladivostok, russia. they are expected to approve initiatives toward integrating the region's economies. they'll focus on liberalizing trade and investment. the leaders are expected to agree not to restrict food exports. extreme weather has affected crops worldwide, and that's driving up prices. they'll promote agricultural investments in an effort to improve productivity. the leaders are expected to examine regional supply chains, too. the earthquake and tsunami last year in northern japan and flooding in thailand disrupted production in a number of industries. apec leaders are expected to include all of these efforts in a joint declaration at the end of their meetin
>> recently "this is america" visited the republic of kazakhstan in central asia, one of the 15 countries formed by the breakup of the soviet union and is the most successful of the mall. on december 16, kazakhstan celebrates its 20th anniversary of independence. it is the ninth largest country in the world, and its location, oil and mineral wealth, and government vision, have all contributed to rapid growth. internationally, kazakhstan is a world leader in the goal of eradicated nuclear-weapons on earth. it is a beautiful country of snowcapped mountains, vast steppe regions and deserts' and both historic and futuristic cities. with a population of 16.5 million people, kazakhstan is home to more than 100 different ethnic groups, resulting in an incredibly rich and diverse culture. over the next few programs, "this is america" will look at the culture, people, government, economy, and sides of kazakhstan. we'll also take a look at the importance of kazakhstan in the region, and it's a relationship which the united states. "this is america" visits of the republic of kazakhstan. "t
's history and we are committed to continuing this work. the asia society and our partners in this effort stand ready to help. thank you. jim? [applause] is my pleasure to introduce someone who needs no introduction -- secretary clinton. [applause] >> it is wonderful to be back here for this extraordinary, a suspicious occasion. i want to congratulate -- auspicious occasion. i want to congratulate jim marshall on becoming president. we certainly want to work with you. i also want to thank the asia society. the commitment started in 1950's and it has very much stood the test of time. we very much look forward to working with you as well. the purpose for this gathering is quite an exciting one, because we have here an opportunity for someone who has represented the struggle for freedom and democracy, for human rights and opportunity, not only in her own country, but is seen as such around the world. it is wonderful to see her back in washington as a free and forceful leader that is opening up to the world in ways that would have been difficult to imagine even recently. those flickers of pro
rouse. waves from north africa to asia appear to be ebbing, but critics of current u.s. policy say protests are not the problem. they are a symptom. >> if we all decide to rally around the video as the problem, we'll make a serious mistake. >> reporter: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says it's bigger than diplomacy, about the existence of the united states and israel. >> for them, we are you, and you are us. and we're -- at least on this point, they are right. >> reporter: brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> in afghanistan this morning, another insider attack killed four american soldiers. officials say insurgents disguised in military uniforms attacked as if they were coming to the soldier's aid before opening fire it happened at a nato checkpoint, after a similar insider attack on friday, when 15 insurgents disguised killed two marines. they wounded nine and destroyed six fighter jets at a major u.s. base. >>> it could be back to school for hundreds of thousands of students in chicago. the meeting under way tonight that could send striking teacher backs to the class
.m. local time is when they go on sale, so asia will be getting it first and then of course the rollout will happen globally in all of those countries. now, we're looking at long lines that began forming earlier in the week. and part of the reason for that of course is that pre-orders shut down pretty quickly if you hoped to get your iphone delivered in the mail today within about an hour on apple's retail site. that got pushed out to a week from now you have to get your phone if you wanted to get it by mail. so a lot of people who want to have it the very first day, they realized they had to camp out and we saw the lines forming. a bit of controversy as people updated to ios 6 starting a couple of days ago, they started to see that, all was not well with the maps app. we're starting to see several images online of poor location mapping in the new eos 6 maps app, and that has apple's back end, not google's back end. blogging popping up specifically mocking these locates that the maps are finding. particularly in international locations. apple's maps not performing that well. so we'll se
fronts on both the caspian and the persian gulf. it has roads and pipelines open to central asia on one hand and down in ooh into iraq on the other. this iranian regime may have trouble and may transform itself. may even be overthrown in coming years but there will always be a iran a great iranian power. saudi arabia is more tenuous. it's the creation of a family. it's not synonymous with the araban peninsula. there are many other countries on the peninsula. its borders are artificial. in the center has always has trouble keeping the cosmo -- cosmo poll continues under control. iran is not a one man thugocracy like saddam hussein. again, the gift of the iranian plateau and the geographically legitimate si it provideds the government over millena, i would say that a grand strategy has to be that the u.s. has been estranged from iran for a third of a century. that's a decade longer than the were estranged with red china, between 48 and 72. ... >> i am not being an appeaser here, but the long-range strategy, what the roadmap has to be normalizing u.s. relations with iran, that is an intere
asia and all over the pacific rim. in the last 11 years it's been a prize we read so many books that have come from voices of new writers. i'm always amazed and they are writing different storers i wrote when i started. all the people have come through now. if you look at the list of indian and japanese authors and chinese authors it's now we are very much diverse. i think for a long time we weren't. i thank you for that question. if i keep going i will never get another question. [laughter]. >> thank you for samurai's garden. i read it had it first came out and it's wonderful to be rereminded. >> thank you. and thank you for coming. you know jump off, i was samurai's garden, i said it was an energizer bunny. danville shoes samurai's garden the end of last year. they had the danville theatre which is a nice theatre and they were doing roamioand juliette and there was me in the middle of a balcony. it was a nice audience when i walked in my brain was exat that timic, look at the people here. it's almost as good as last years. i said who did you choose last year. and the year be
-american protests from north africa to asia appear to be ebbing, but critics of current u.s. policy say the protests are not the problem, they're a symptom. >> if we all decide to rally around the video as the problem, we are going to make a serious mistake. >> reporter: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says this is bigger than diplomacy, it's about the existence of the united states and israel. >> for them, we are you, and you are us. and at least on this point, they're right. >> reporter: brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> attacks in afghanistan over the weekend claimed the lives of both civilians and american soldiers. eight nato troops including six americans died in assaults by taliban insurgents or afghan government forces. one attack may have been directed at the location where england's prince harry is based. >>> and the nato coalition has apologized for an air strike that killed eight afghan women. they were gathering firewood in the same general area as 45 insurgents who had been targeted. >>> lawyers for england's duke and duchess of cambridge will appear in a paris court tod
of force. clinton is on a tour of southeast asia and china ahead of the asia pacific economic corporation forum this week in russia. she met with indonesian foreign minister in jakarta. clinton said it's in the u.s. national interest to keep peace in the south china sea. >> we encourage asean and china to make meaningful progress towards finalizing a comprehensive code of conduct in order to establish rules of the road and clear procedures for peacefully addressing disagreements. >>> japanese electronics firm signed a deal with a french fir in smart grid cooperation. toshiba produces advance storage batteries while it has know-how solutions that if help to sell products to utilities worldwide and boost their global standing in the energy business. the next generation power delivery system uses storage batteries and computer based remote control. smart grid management is expected to make renewable energy more viable. power generated through solar panels and wind turbines is subject to the weather. smart grid can store their output more effectively. eu leaders called an extraordinary summit
. >> it's a cash machine for us. >> asia is still small. >> for this brand asia continues to be a huge growth area. as a percentage of sales asia represents 10% of the volume on calvin klein. it represents over 25% of their volume. so we have great partners in asia. some owned and operated businesses directly in asia. joint ventures and the growth rates are significantly higher than the brand overall. but out's on a smaller base. we are clearly seeing that for tommy. south america, driven by brazil, and asia, driven by china and india are clearly two growth areas for the brands. i think as we look out at 2014 and 2015 there will be huge benefits for us. >> what does fashion night out mean for pvh? >> it's the kickoff to fashion week. we'll have three shows. the tommy men's show friday, women's on sunday and calvin in the middle of next week also having their major fashion show. it's part of what makes new york city so great. we are inviting the consumer to come and enjoy fashion night on 5th avenue with tommy hilfiger or madison avenue with calvin klein. >> thank you for making one of
faces. i was at an asia society meeting i think four years ago in new york. it was nothing like this. but i remember that was interesting and it was very interesting man, even in those days. i have been asked to speak on u.s.-of burma relations. -- u.s.-burma relations. i would like to say how happy i am to be with the people of united states and how hard you have struggle for democracy. we are not there yet, but we are getting there. we are past the first hurdle, but there are many more hurdles to pass. i hope you will be with us as we make our way to the goals for which our people have been longing for 50 years because military dictatorship came to burma in a 1962. we are now in 2012. that is half a century. that is a long, long time for people to live under a dictatorship. what we have to do in the future is not just to build a democracy in burma, but rebuild a nation in a democratic mold. we looked to help from our friends who understand and appreciate the value of democracy and democratic values. speaking of u.s.-berm of bilateral relations, it is shaped by politics and history.
paris. >>> let's go to asia. street protests in beijing took a frightening turn for the u.s. ambassador to china. gary locke's car was stick arounded by dozens of protesters outraged over a did yous putin over islands. stan grant is in beijing. >> reporter: the incident plays out right in front of the u.s. embassy. that's just around the corner from the japanese embassy, the site of wide scale protests in recent days. you can see a small group of chinese protesters carrying chinese flags, police are moving along side of them, and they move in front of the embassy. you can also see chinese military appear on the scene as well. this video appears to have been shot from a high vantage point just in front of the embassy. then we see the ambassador's car coming to view. now, the protesters move forward and surround the vehicle, blocking its path. at that point the police move in trying to disburse the protesters. now, this goes on for several minutes until one of the protesters tries to grab ahold of the u.s. flag on the front of the car. there's some pushing and shoving. very soon after you
] >> question with -- before the questions the asia society has an award to present. would you come up. you are the awardee. >> a few things first. thank you for your very thoughtful and candid comments today. and i like everyone here feels very fortunate to be here on the occasion of your first visit to the united states in some 40 years. so if you would permit me for more than three decades the asia society has been recognizing extraordinary individuals who in their lives and professions have contributed to advancing mutual understanding between asians and americans in meaningful ways. the society's global vision award is bestowed upon leaders whose values and actions promote democracy, human rights, justice, and equal access to resources. aung san suu kyi embodies these qualities like no other. she was the recipient of asia society's 2011 global vision award that was given to her in absentia last january and we are delighted to have the opportunity to present it to her today in person. aung san suu kyi is the key of the national league of democracy, the n.l.d., and her biography is well-
of countries particularly in asia and africa who are getting very concerned and getting very wary of the rise of china and done almost a complete u-turn and welcoming american influence back in to the region and we need to take advantage of those opportunities. but the most important thing we need to do is get the economic house back in order and with economic strength will come expanded influence abroad again. >> is there -- give the obama administration a grade in terms of foreign policy. i mean, if you look at the cover of "travel & leisure" this month it's hillary clinton the secretary of state is on the cover and she is the most traveled secretary of state in history. and she's certainly had a number of key problems to deal with. the arab spring is just one of them, certainly. give the administration a grade on how they have handled foreign policy and some of the issues that have been cropping up. >> well, secretary of state hillary clinton has gotten high marks from both democrats and republicans. the obama administration overall has had some very important successes, most notably the k
this is the book that -- i had finished language of threads and written 4 books that took place in asia. because language of threads was a hate this word, the seekial to women of the silk i felt i came full circle and my asia period might have been done i wanted to write a book that was contemporary and set in california. i knew i wanted to write a mother daughter story line. that's what i began with. it was the first time i said, this character not necessarily has to be asian. none of these characters necessarily have to be asian. i was of mind opposite of what you are saying happened through the book. what happened was the more i started to research when i discovered warner's, ime wantedo write. i was feeling older as a person and wanted to translate that into a book. when i thought i would write about the care taking situation and wanted to write about a mother and daughter and i thought was there an aging disease? where children grow old quickly. by the time they are 7 or 8 they look like little old people because they age so quickly. the first thing i asked myself is there a version of this
on the situation. >> reporter: former deputy secretary richard is an expert on security issues in the asia pacific and the japan-u.s. allian. his art is to bring calm to the situation. >> i think japan should do what japan can do to cool tempers, to explain to our public what's at stake here. i realize this is a difficult time for japan because of what will be impending elections but it's also difficult for china because of her impending power transfer, not elections. i think if that can be put in the minds of people clearly we'll have enough time to be able to resolve this in a reasonable way. >> the job of the u.s. is to keep the temperature cool. nay are actively working behind the scenes. >> i know the government of the united states is quietly talking japan and china. we have failed our growing relationship with china. >> amitage view reflects growing concern among american officials. the u.s. government remain a neutral stance. because japan controls the territory japan u.s. security treaty extends to the islands. chinese vessels have been navigating the waters around the island. japan coast
digit figures out of asia and china. it really indicates a pre-pricing of values for a lot of these companies. so we'll keep an and i on those shares. and also as we move towards the u.s. session, coach and tiffany. but meantime cost cuts, bonus changes and bolstering the balance sheet are all part of deutsche bank's new strategy to be outlined by the co-heads of germany's largest lender later today. patricia has that detail coming up with one of the co-ceos from the company. patricia, give us a sense right now of what we might hear from deutsche bank. what's at stake for this company? >> well, there has been quite a bit at stake for deutsche bank, but for the entire banking sector, of course. so something needs to be done. and today is a hugely important day for deutsche bank fch some speculate this could be the biggest rebound since 2004. so the focus will be how to reduce costs by 3 billion euros until 2014. we can hear speculation that it may not be enough, that more needs to be let go of. most of it in the investment banking part. so there are a couple of issues. assum
in u.s. defense strategy. that defense strategy featured strong emphasis on sort of returning to asia after 10 or so years of sustained warfare and centcom. can you talk about the marine's role and what we have seen in terms of announcements featured marine corps presence and put your arms around that and give us a sense of what might be coming next. >> as we sit here tonight, we have about 20,000 marines forward deployed west of the international "dateline" and some of them are in japan and some in australia, some are aboard ships. probable 4,000 in japan. so we never left the pacific. the pacific is kind of our home. we have been there for a long time. we have a lot of experience on every island all the way from new zealand all the way to the solomons. and i was celebrating the landing at the canal. this is an area we are very familiar with. so as the president has reoriented the strategy towards the pacific and i think it is the right thing to do, we are kind of turning back to an area that probably we understand. we bring a lot to that part of the world. navy partners on board nav
. the strength of our system. >> i am a sophomore in the foreign service. i want to shift the focus to asia. just wondering. the issues considering china and its neighbors are seen as the issue of a rising power challenging the listening power and challenging the united states. how locked are we in looking at the situation in that kind of framework for is there any other realistic way we can tackle the issues we are facing in the west pacific and a different framework without looking at china as a political adversary and is there a realistic way to deal with that? >> maybe you can pick that up first and deal with south china sea issues/asia and that context as well? >> our relationship with china needs to be looked at in the light of the new world. not the 20th century world. i don't think this is a 0 sum game between us and the chinese. they are a rising power. they are getting stronger. they have had enormous economic success and they have enormous political problems. all kinds of problems. as you look at the issues around the world. the general issues that preoccupy us, we and the chinese are
for growth. europe we know what they're doing right now. asia? >> asia has got huge potential. i don't know how a 1200 cc harley will work in most asian markets. tracy: they don't want a cruiser. they want bikes they're making out there. >> people like american products there is nothing like a harley. i had a harley for two weeks, so i know. tracy: my family all have harleys. i have i actually have an uncle in that age bracket. >> 65-74? >> that's right. >> does he ride the three we will joint? tracy: no. >> i saw the three-wheel. that is little embarrassing. you have to drive wear a helmet if you're driving three wheel motorcycle. not for protection but nobody hose who you are. you imagine me riding a three we will motorcycle? i would be so embarrassed. i could see you now. black leather. >> got the sweater. you need a harley leather jacket. ashley: tracy, "easy rider", byrnes. it is all about the leather. as we do every 15 minutes, nicole petallides on floor of nyse. retailers getting hurt. have you own ad harley, nicole. >> i'm grad to ride one of the i love the outfits. a great american
. >>> people responsible for train in the asia pacific think they might be better off with fewer walls between them. at's the latest on a possible free trade deal? >> they are reconsidering the rules. they are looking at 20 sectors. new sozealand's prime minister says he's confident talks will be wrapped up by the end of next year. >> it's possible transpacific partnership can be completed in 2013. >> trade officials plan to conclude the agreement by the end of this year but representatives of nine countries involved said at the asia pacific cooperation forum a few days ago said they would postpone the schedule. they are about to wrap up negotiations in both areas but differences remain over some sectors. japanese officials said they will start consultations with the negotiating parts but they have yet to reach a decision. key said they will be happy to see participation in the near future. >>> there's an investigative body on the manipulation scandal. central bank governors from japan, britain and other leading countries released a statement after the meeting of the bank of international sett
and says the state of the economy affects the global economy including asia and south america. >>> let's check on the markets now. the dow jones industrial average ended about half a percent higher at 13,323, the highest level in almost five years. see how the stocks are trading wednesday and in japan we go to rumy at the stock exchange. how are tokyo stocks kicking off? >> indeed, a lot of anticipation and investigators are keen to see not only what the federal reserve will do when it wra up its two-day meeting on thursday and also in germany where a constitutional court will be giving its verdict on the legality of eurozone bailout funds, so a couple of big focuses there as well. let's see how the markets are opening up this wednesday and both indexes trading higher so a little follow through there from the u.s. markets that you just went over there. let's not forget the nikkei ended lower yesterday on a touch of profit taking and in fact did break below 8,800 at one point but did manage to close above it. we're seeing a little bit of a positive momentum kicking through today. the ec
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